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Position consolidated thanks to internal efficiencies.

New subsidiary in Singapore to drive our operations in Asia.

Logistics expertise complements core commodities portfolio and helps mitigate risk.

Expanding fleet of more than 170 vessels servicing global destinations for our own business as well as for third-party customers.

About Freight

Louis Dreyfus Company's (LDC) unique perspective as both a major charterer and vessel operator, combined with its innovative and comprehensive risk management strategies, allow the Group to offer a wide range of services and support to its customer base – both internal and external.

While our chartering activity has traditionally concentrated on the agricultural trades, today nearly half of our chartering supports our diverse third-party customer base, including major global miners, steel mills, utilities, and other industrial organizations.

Freight contracts range from single shipments to 10 years, and volumes from as little as 5 000 tons up to 5 000 000 tons.

All vessels in our fleet are vetted for operational safety to protect the products being carried and to insure the timely execution of every shipment.

We have more than 75 professionals dedicated to our Freight Platform, working in chartering offices in Geneva, Beijing, Singapore and in Wilton, US.

Our strengths in Freight

The reputation of our Freight Platform has grown because of the service, value and stability we provide.

In today’s volatile and challenging maritime financial environment, LDC is one of only a handful of companies with both the global reach and financial strength to ensure it can deliver against its commitments not only today, but well into the future. As a member of the Baltic Exchange, we subscribe to the highest of standards in the maritime trades - “Our Word Our Bond.”

Sustainability story

Operating with new eco-ships

The Freight Platform has taken delivery of its first “eco-ship”, the M/V King Milo

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The M/V King Milo, used by our Freight Platform, is the first vessel to be produced by Oshima Shipbuilding under their new design, ECO Panamax Bulker Series. The vessel promises to reduce fuel consumption through the incorporation of a new optimized hull form and the adoption of various energy saving devices. The vessel’s energy consumption is rated at 20% lower than new standards adopted by the International Maritime Organization's Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) in 2011. As a result of the vessel’s lower energy consumption, carbon dioxide and sulfur emissions are also significantly reduced. The environmentally friendly design has been given the highest Environmental Awareness Certification by classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai's for its achievements.

Sustainability story

Operating with new eco-ships

The Freight Platform has taken delivery of its first “eco-ship”, the M/V King Milo

Read the full story

The M/V King Milo, used by our Freight Platform, is the first vessel to be produced by Oshima Shipbuilding under their new design, ECO Panamax Bulker Series. The vessel promises to reduce fuel consumption through the incorporation of a new optimized hull form and the adoption of various energy saving devices. The vessel’s energy consumption is rated at 20% lower than new standards adopted by the International Maritime Organization's Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) in 2011. As a result of the vessel’s lower energy consumption, carbon dioxide and sulfur emissions are also significantly reduced. The environmentally friendly design has been given the highest Environmental Awareness Certification by classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai's for its achievements.

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods, leveraging its global reach and extensive asset network to deliver for its customers around the world - safely, responsibly and reliably. Today we help to feed and clothe some 500 million people, originating, processing and transporting approximately 81 million tons of commodities annually.

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